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Thank you for the wonderful articles you wrote and printed concerning the death of my father, James Addison Sorrow. Because of Hugh’s News, friends from many states and countries were able to contact the family and even be with us for the funeral. There would have been no way to contact these individuals personally. We appreciate you and your news service to the IPHC community. May God bless you!
Dear Dr. Morgan, I’ve been feeling a strong, clear, impression that we should pray for you and your precious family at our church. Yesterday in the morning service, after we’d already had general prayer time, we all joined together in a special prayer for Melvine, Greg and you.
While we’ve prayed for you in personal devotions, it seemed important to pray for you in church. This church, in Pampa, Texas, (Great Plains Conference), has been here a very long time. Through the years a lot of prayers have been offered. The Lord has proven Himself compassionate, caring and faithful in hearing and answering. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.” Be blessed today.
Albert and Mary Maggard
Pampa P. H. Church
It's time for the women of God to arise! (iStockPhoto.com)
"When the leaders in Israel lead, when the people freely volunteer, bless the Lord!" (Judg. 5:2).
This comes from a rather intense story found right in the middle of the pages of Bible concerning Deborah the Deliverer (read Judg. 4-5). But as a male spiritual leader, I have something to say to you, mighty women of God! We cannot afford for you to be fearful "little women" in your own eyes. It is time for you to arise! We need you!
Instead, you must arise like Deborah of old and pick up your warrior's mantle for such a time as this. Today, across the globe and right in our own backyards, there are enemies on the rampage tearing apart society at every corner. My late wife, Michal Ann Goll, and I founded the Women on the Frontlines conference movement. In her inaugural book, Women on the Frontlines – A Call to Courage, she issued a clarion call that still needs to be answered today.
We live in an age that is sorely lacking in heroes. Think about it. Who can we look at today and regard as a hero? Certainly there are some, but they sure are hard to find!
Isaiah the prophet said that when a people comes under judgment, God takes away wise leadership from the land—the hero, warrior, judge, prophet, elders and others (see Isaiah 3:1-4, NIV). During a time of restoration, the Lord restores the land. We are now entering a time of restoration, and the Lord is calling us to be heroes.
He is preparing us for a time soon to come when the world will cry out for leaders who are in touch with the heart and the mind of God (Michal Ann Goll, Women on the Frontlines, 145).
It's time to arise and carry Deborah's heart and anointing! But to do so, you must hold close to your heart the teachings of Zechariah 7:9-10, which says, "Thus says the Lord of Hosts: Execute true justice, show mercy and compassion, every man to his brother. Do not oppress the widow, orphan, sojourner, or poor. And let none of you contemplate evil deeds in your hearts against his brother."
Who was Deborah anyway? She was a prophetess, a judge, a wife, a warrior and a worshiper of her God and ultimate King. Deborah brought healing, deliverance and restoration to her land. She changed the justice system and she brought trade and commerce back to her people. She and Barak joined together in the infamous battle against Sisera, and won!
It's time for men and women to join together and provide real leadership and justice like Deborah and Barak. As a male spiritual leader in the global prayer and prophetic movement, I say to you, "arise!" Come on now! We can do the same today! Change society. Shift the courts. Bring revival and restoration to the land. Because, always remember, together in Jesus, we make a great team!
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Music has always played a huge role in the church, especially the charismatic church. Church buildings and programs may change, but throughout the centuries, believers have consistently worshipped God through music and song. My younger brother, Paul Strang, has been a music minister his entire adult life, and I would call him an expert in worship music. One thing I admire about my brother is his incredible gift of playing any worship song he hears—and how he uses this gift to minister to others.
In a recent interview with Paul for my "Strang Report" podcast, he told me he can't take any credit for this gift from God. (You can listen to my entire conversation with him by clicking here or scrolling down.)
"Some people call it playing by ear, but I don't," Paul told me. "If I know a song, I can play it just because I know it from the inside. And it may not be the best rendition, but that is truly a gift from the Lord, and I can't take any credit because I didn't learn what I do from piano lessons."
I remember the music lessons Paul took while we were growing up—especially trumpet lessons. Though his musical touch was less than graceful when he first started learning to play, he did vastly improve the more he practiced. I say that to tease him, of course, but it's true that God has used him greatly over the years in the area of worship.
In fact, in the 1970s, he traveled the country with Terry MacAlmon and ministered in many churches. It was at one such church in Kentucky where he met his wife, Hazie, in 1975. Lately, the Lord has opened doors for Paul to minister through music in a mighty way to the elderly at assisted living facilities.
"I've heard it said that between the ages of 16 and 26, you absorb more of the music in that time," Paul says. "So when you go back with it, all the old jazz standards that I do at some of these senior living centers, they sing along or they mouth the words with me, and it just touches them in some way. And even at the memory centers that I play at, it does strike a memory chord with them and it's fun to see them enjoy the music."
Paul has found that his old-style worship music even touches people who weren't necessarily churchgoers in their younger years.
"Good music is good music," Paul says. "But when it's known on the inside, it has a resonation. Some music that you hear, you say, 'Well, that's nice-sounding,' but when you know it, it resonates inside. And I think that's why some people are so fond of the things that they grew up on."
Paul has his own music ministry called Brighter Day, which you can learn more about on its Facebook page. You can also reach him by calling 859-351-1878, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or send mail to 431 Monticello Blvd, Lexington, Kentucky 40503.
Music styles have certainly gone through an evolution, especially in the church. Back when I was young, Pentecostals sang plenty of hymns, and it has only been in the last few decades or so that secular music styles have influenced the sound of Christian worship. I remember how shocked I was when I discovered American Idol contestants singing Darlene Zschech's "Shout to the Lord" in 2008. And songs like Bart Millard's "I Can Only Imagine" are still top sellers across the music industry.
But although musical styles may change, the truths of God's Word that we sing about do not. For that reason, I commend my brother for using his musical talent to honor the Lord. To hear more of our conversation, just click on the podcast here or below!
Obituary for Inez Campbell Hart
Mrs. Lelia Inez Campbell Hart, 91, of Dr. George Ward Road, Elberton, GA wife of 69 years to Rev. Phillip Lee Hart, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Elbert Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Hart was born in Clemson, SC on April 15, 1928, daughter of the late William Marcus Campbell and Ellen Miller Campbell. Along with being a homemaker, she co-pastored, along with her husband, the Flatwoods International Pentecostal Holiness Church in the Fortsonia Community of Elbert County for 57 years before their retirement in 2015.
Before marrying, at the age of 19, she began full-time evangelistic work as a licensed minister in the Upper South Carolina Conference of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Later as she and Pastor Hart began to pastor, they transferred into the Georgia Conference of the PH Church. Over the years, she inspired many through her preaching, singing, and accordion playing. She brought joy and laughter to many as she told and retold accounts of her life experiences. She loved to crochet and has created a multitude of beautiful centerpieces for many to enjoy and cherish. Her other favorite activity was fishing - which she didn’t get to do nearly enough. She loved to catch bream (she smaller the better!), clean them, fry them, and eat them.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. Phillip Hart; daughter, Gloria and Dr. Tony Moon; sisters: Greta Campbell and Pat Welch; grandchildren: Larry Ray Hart, Jr., Laurie and Jacob Combs, Georgia Hart, and Matthew Moon; great-grandchildren: Taylor Hart, Gracie Minyard, Isabella Moon, Caroline Combs, Harrison Kashlon, Madison Combs, and Savannah Hart; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Rev. Paul and Wanda Hart, Gary and Brenda Hart, Willie Mae and Paul Duffell, Ella Ree and Pete Gibson, Pauline Moore, Betty Campbell, Judy Campbell, and Bonnie Hart; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Dr. Larry Ray Hart, Sr; siblings: Elizabeth and Roy Wardlaw, Rev. Arthur and Angeline Campbell., Willie Campbell, and Rev. Mitch Campbell.
Funeral services celebrating her life will be held on Thursday, May 2, at 2 o’clock at Flatwoods Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Bobby Dunnaway, Bishop Tim Lamb, Dr. Tony Moon, and Rev. Phillip Hart officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Rev. Paul Hart officiating.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends at Berry Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening, May 1.
Flowers are accepted and contributions may be made in her memory to Flatwoods Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.berryfh.com.
Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of EIberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Leila Inez Campbell Hart.
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[Editor's comment: It has been my privilege to know and love both Phillip and Inez Hart since 1986 when I became the senior pastor at Tarkenton Memorial Church in Athens, GA. I remember getting to know Inez by my daily visits to St. Mary's Hospital when she was very sick. I remember she suffered greatly, but kept looking up and trusting God to deliver her. It was during those visits that I had time to get to know the son of Phillip and Inez, Larry Hart, MD. He was a brilliant and talented physician who demonstrated love and compassion for his patients. He not only knew the science of medicine but also the art of an outstanding physician. He was a blessing in my life.
Over the years Melvine and I developed a strong relationship with the Harts. Inez was very active in Women's Ministries, and Melvine was the Director of Women's Ministries for the Georgia Conference. They always enjoyed the annual retreats and staying up all night as Inez would entertain them with real life stories full of fun and laughter. She knew how to touch your tickle bone.
We were privileged to go to the Holy Land with Greta Campbell and Phillip Hart as our tour hosts. Some 17 people were in our select group, and that gave me extra time to get to know Inez better.
Melvine and I often traveled from our home in Winder to Flatwoods P. H. Church for special events. The church was always packed and it is little wonder that the people loved Phillip and Inez Hart. Phillip was noted for his altar calls at he close of every service where he invited all to come for prayer. I have seen miracles of healing in that altar.
Inez could play both the piano and the accordion. We loved to hear her sing, and one special number was entitled, "God Gotta a Hold of Me." She could fire up a congregation with the fire in her soul. We have enjoyed visiting in their home near the church. Greta Campbell, her sister, and her trio would sing for those special services and Greta would bring a stirring and relevant message that touched everyone present.
We always loved to eat Sunday dinner in the fellowship building with the good people at Flatwoods Pentecostal Holiness Church. Those ladies are the best cooks in the known world.
Melvine and I hope we can drive over to Flatwoods the other side of Elberton towards South Carolina for the funeral service on Thursday.]
2 Corinthians 4:3-18 We have a Glorious Gospel of Christ
But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, Who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
6 For God, Who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
14 Knowing that He which (Who) raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
My elderly Jewish grandmother was giving me directions to her apartment.
“You come to the front door of the apartment. I am in apartment 4012."
"There is a big panel at the front door. With your elbow, push button 4012. I will buzz you in. Come inside, the elevator is on the right. Get in, and with your elbow, push 4."
"When you get out, I’m on the left."
"With your elbow , hit my doorbell.”
“Grandma, that sounds easy, but, why am I hitting all these buttons with my elbow?"
“Vaat . . . . . You coming empty handed?”
Melvine and I were privileged to attend the morning worship service at our church, Christian Life Worship Center, in Athens, Georgia yesterday which was Sunday, April 28.
Chris and Chrissy McKenzie met us at our car. I always attempt to park close to the handicap ramp. Chris got out our rollator walkers from the trunk of my car. Chrissy escorted Melvine making sure she was alright. Chris walked with me into the church after a walk up the ramp.
It was a great blessing for Melvine and me to be able to attend church today. David McKenzie takes care of Melvine's walker (he's about 8 or 9 years old) when we get inside the church, and brings it back to the pew where we are seated following the benediction.
Sunday was a beautiful day. We enjoyed the worship service and hearing the Word of God proclaimed by our pastor.
We went to the Mexican Restaurant near our church in Homewood Hills for Sunday dinner. It was delicious. We had excellent service.
Pastor Terry and Pam Kesling ate there, too, but in another section of the restaurant. They came over to our booth after they finished their lunch.
I plan to call our family doctor on Monday morning, to ask her advice concerning Melvine. I want to make sure she does not have another urinary tract infection. The doctor needs to determine that.
We ask for your prayers for Melvine. She is having some problems and I want to make sure we have done all we were supposed to do for Melvine.
We enjoyed having Greg home for the weekend. He has only 20 more days to teach before his summer vacation. He does not plan to go back to Thomson-McDuffie Middle School next year. He will need to get out of his contract on his apartment in Grove Town, GA, near Augusta. We ask your prayers for Greg as he finishes up his teaching this year. He will be having a Spring Choral Concert soon.
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Hugh and Melvine Morgan have served the IPHC as pastors of four outstanding Pentecostal Holiness churches, have enjoyed a great ministry to the men and women and their families of the United States Air Force as Hugh was an Air Force chaplain, as the President of Southwestern College, now renamed Southwestern Christian University, the director/endorser of Chaplains Ministries, IPHC, and now as the editor of Hugh's News & Commentary now for over 22 years. I look forward to reading Hugh's News every day. I often forward it to my family and friends as well as encourage them to subscribe to this newsletter that serves IPHC ministries and the body of Christ worldwide.
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[Lonnie and Betty Rex are two outstanding church pianists. In addition, Lonnie can play pipe organs and he is a master of playing Hammond C3 Organs. He plays organ solos for the Glorious Way Church in Houston on Sundays and Wednesday nights. Lonnie and Betty are noted for their twin concert grand piano duets. Lonnie directed the now famous 100 voice choirs and orchestras for our General Conferences and Sunday School Conventions. Betty was always at the piano with her gifted Pentecostal style of playing the piano. She furnished our music at the Chaplains and Spouses Retreat in Greensboro a few years ago prior to General Conference that year.
I have been to their lovely home in Spring, TX, and listened with joy as Betty played her concert grand piano in their home for me. I have known them since 1954 when I met them in Washington, DC at the National Pentecostal Holiness Church when I was a young Marine at Quantico, VA.]
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Most of us enjoy feeling in control of our own schedule and grow frustrated when things don't go according to plan. Yet if we truly desire to walk in the center of God's perfect will, we must become willing to cooperate with His time frame.
Consider how you pray about situations in your life. Without realizing it, you may be demanding that God follow the schedule you've constructed according to your very limited human wisdom. Yet if we believe He is Who He says He is, how can surrendering to His way not be to our benefit? Think about His unique, praiseworthy qualities:
His all-encompassing knowledge. Unlike us, the Lord has complete awareness about our world and the details of every individual life--past, present, and future.
His complete wisdom. God understands man's every motive, whereas none of us are able to accurately discern people's intentions. We make choices based on partial information, whereas He has the wisdom to take action based on truth.
His unconditional love. Our Creator is always motivated by love and constantly has our best in mind. Unless we trust His heart, our view of reality will be distorted.
His perfect sufficiency. At just the right time, God will provide us with everything we need to carry out His plan.
Submitting to God's timetable requires faith and courage. Believe in the goodness of His heart and His plans--and determine to wait until He gives the signal to move forward. Then, as you follow His schedule, you'll experience the joy of watching Him make all things beautiful in His timing.
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Dr. Floyd Shealy has just posted a comment on your blog post, Prayer is requested for the Rev. Mrs. Inez Hart, wife of the Rev. Mr. Phillip Hart
Thanks Hugh for the coverage you gave Rev. Hart and Mrs. Inez pastors of Flatwoods IPH Church; it was a nostalgic experience. My father, Rev. A. C. Shealy for a time pastored and occasional supplied pastored the Flatwoods Pentecostal Holiness Church; we were always invited back for homecoming and I agree with you it was it a terrific spread of good eats and I sure as you made the most use of it. Furthermore, you mentioning Greta Campbell and Pat whom my father had them hold revivals at Peniel Church often where he pasrored 25 years; prayers for the love and blessings of all named and related to the story; Joyce and I are praying for Melvine; Joyce is a survivor of Colin Cancer.
Mark Thead has just posted a comment on your blog post, It's Hymn time for us all on this Sunday, April 28, 2019
I graduated from Holmes Bible College in 1978. One of the things that blessed me so was the singing of the hymns. I’m a believer in the great hymns and Gospel songs being sung in our churches. Our prayer is with both of you as you go through this valley in your life.
Mark Thead pastor of Greenville Evangelistic Church in Greenville, SC.
This past week has been a grueling time for Inez Hart. She has suffered greatly. Several times the doctors and nurses thought she would not make it another day. I understand that Greta Campbell and her ministry partner, Pat Welch, have been visiting with her. Of course, Gloria Hart Moon, wife of the Rev. Dr. Tony Moon, has been with her mother daily. Then, of course, Brother Phillip Hart has been there at the hospital with his dear wife as well.
All of the attempts I have made to reach brother Hart and his daughter, Gloria Hart Moon, have not been fruitful. I do not know how to call Greta or Pat.
Let us continue to lift up this saint, Inez Hart, to God for deliverance and God's Will.
I was able to talk with Ronald Q. Moore Sunday afternoon. Doris is recovering from her ankle surgery. However, it will be a long road to getting well. They are hoping to get the Rehab facility about four miles from where they live in Easley, SC. I prayed in agreement with Ron to that effect, believing God heard our prayer and will grant Ron and Doris favor and success. He did that for Nehemiah and many others. He can do it for Doris Moore.
Prayer changes things. Nothing is impossible to those who believe. Let us pray, too, for a speedy recovery for Doris Moore.
"He made Him Who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Corinthians 5:21, NKJV).
In our increasingly secularized society, spiritual suffering is often ignored. It seems to get categorized under all sorts of psychosomatic labels. We may try to drug it, drown it, or lock it up, but it doesn’t go away because it is very real. The spiritual suffering Jesus endured on the cross is not as easily recognizable as His physical and emotional suffering, but it was by far the worst suffering of all. We first glimpse it when Jesus was stripped of His robe and left to hang virtually naked before the world. The emotional shame and humiliation would have been acute for any dignified Jewish rabbi. Yet it wouldn’t even have warranted an honorable mention alongside the spiritual humiliation He endured as He was spiritually stripped of His robe of righteousness in God’s eyes.
Christ didn’t just take our sins upon Himself, He became those sins for us. Imagine how dirty and vile and evil and guilty and ashamed Jesus must have felt as He hung there before a holy God with our sins exposed as though they were His! Would you thank Him for bearing your sin –- so that you can wear His righteousness?
Anne Graham Lotz
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2 Chronicles 16:9
9 For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.
2 Chronicles 16:9
9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him.
2 Chronicles 16:9
God is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to Him.
(from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)
A woman had a parrot who talked, but the only thing he ever said was, "Let's kiss!" It was embarrassing. She didn't feel that she could invite anyone over because of that bird.
She was overjoyed to hear that the new pastor also had a parrot, and the only thing he said was, "Let's pray."
"Hmmmm," she thought. "If I could get those two birds together, maybe his would be a good influence on mine."
So she invited the pastor over and asked him to bring his parrot. He did. She put the two birds in the same cage.
Sure enough, her parrot turned to his and said, "Let's kiss!"
His parrot said, "Praise the Lord! My prayers have been answered!"
Friday evening was the beginning of Melvine's come back once again. Greg had come home, and his presence always makes a difference in Melvine's life as well as mine.
Melvine's desire and determination to win the battle with cancer and live comes from a heart that is committed to Jesus Christ. There is no turning back, no giving up, but ever pressing onward and forward in marching to the drumbeat of heaven and the music that is heard there in the presence of God the Father, the saints of the ages, and the angels surrounding the throne of God.
It takes a lot of patience to walk the road we are now traveling. We know that God has promised never to leave us or forsake us. We know we can never be lost to God's Spirit or ever separated from God's love.
Melvine and I want to thank you once again for your love and prayer support during these days, weeks and months of doctors' visits, various tests, visits to the emergency clinic, hospitalization, and rehab, and of course being able to attend worship at our church, Christian Life Worship Center, in Athens. We have come this far by faith and leaning on the promises of God. We confess that God has never failed us.
We are blessed with so many friends in our local church who have helped us or are ready to lend a helping hand. We have lacked for nothing. And we thank God for every subscriber and reader of Hugh's News. Every need God is supplying, and we thank Him for strength He gives us daily and for the bright hope we have for tomorrow.
Here is the Billy Graham blessing that I quote every day to those who will allow me to share it.
A Renewed Call for a Revival of Singing the Great Hymns, Gospel and Spiritual Songs of the Church in our Worship Services.
In our modern era of the church, I have noticed that in some of our churches, not all, there is an absence of singing the great hymns and Gospel songs of the church. Consequently, our youth, young couples and older people are not getting in worship the kinds of Biblical theology that has been put to music to satisfy the souls of the worshipers and prepare them for daily living as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.
During the last eight months of Melvine's battle with stage 3 ovarian cancer, my spirit has been bolstered and my faith strengthened by singing the great hymns of the church.
I feel compelled to continue a series of publishing some of the hymns and Gospel songs that have stood the test of time and have provided a solace for peace in the battles of life, an affirmation of one's salvation and walk with Jesus Christ, and a comfort to those who know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
Please allow me to go on record that the song I have chosen for today is a reality in my life as well as Melvine's. We thank God for all of you who have supported us with your prayers, cards, emails, and letters. There has been and continues to be an endless flow of communications from you to remind us of God's love and faithfulness through you our dear readers.
Today, let us read and hear the hymn entitled, "Great is Thy Faithfulness."
"Great is Thy Faithfulness."
You may watch and listen to the Bill and Gloria Gaither, the Homecoming Singers, featuring Wes Hampton singing tenor by Clicking Here on this hyperlink I have made for you to enjoy.
1 “Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided--
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!
2 Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
3 Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!